Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Upcoming Events

UT Celebrates Black History Month with African American Read-In

Celebrate the written word of African American culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, by attending the African American Read-In from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Mary Greer Room of Hodges Library, 1015 Volunteer Blvd. Students, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to read an excerpt from their favorite book by an African American author. The read-in will feature African American novels, short stories, poetry and spoken word. Materials will be available to those that wish to read. However, original piece performances and readings also will be accepted. The event is sponsored nationally by the National Council for Teachers of English and the Black Caucus and locally by UT’s Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and the Brothers United for Excellence. The campus event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading, email Susan Groenke, director of the Center for Children and Young Adult Literature, at to sign up for a time slot. 


Susan Groenke (865-974-4242,

Tyra Haag (865-974-5460,

aroundworld_210_280_smThe Clarence Brown Theater in partnership with the TPTE Center on Deafness presents Deaf Night at the TheaterAdapted from the great Jules Verne adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, will be presented Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:30pm. This presentation is designed to be fully accessible for members of the Deaf community with over a dozen interpreters stationed throughout the facility and two teams interpreting the production. Patrons ordering single tickets who need interpreted section seating should contact the Clarence Brown Theater Box Office at (865) 974.5161 as this is not available online.





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